THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said it will implement the "No permit, No rally" policy on June 30, 2022 in time for the inauguration of Mayor Michael Rama at Plaza Sugbo.

June 30 will also the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in Manila.

Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy head for administration of the CCPO, said in a press conference Tuesday morning, June 28, 2022, that they will coordinate with the rallyists to discuss the policy.

"The same ang atong procedure. We will always coordinate with the rallyists with regards to the policy. So, if ever, we can give them a chance as long as it will not disturb the program," Parilla said.

Parilla added that there will be a designated place for rally activities, so they can lobby their grievances to the government effectively.

As part of management control, the CCPO has readied at least two platoons of Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) and requested the regional office for augmentation of one platoon, because there is only one reserved platoon in the Cebu City Transformation Office (CCTO) for CDM.

"In preparation, we have already prepared at least two platoons of CDM. So, we have already requested from the regional office for augmentation of one platoon," Parilla said.

He added that the whole Plaza Sugbo will be secured.

According to Rama's organizers, they are expecting more or less 20,000 people during the inauguration on June 30. (Jeanie Mea Pitor, CNU intern)